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23 September 2016 - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce: Sexism in Hollywood

Publié par Marion Coste le 23/09/2016
Can We Please Leave Jennifer Aniston Out of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Divorce?
Michelle Ruiz (Vogue, 21/09/2016)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie broke Twitter, blew minds, set fire to the rain, et cetera yesterday when they announced they are divorcing. But, lo and behold, their perfect faces aren’t the ones blasted on today’s New York Post cover. Instead, it’s Jennifer Aniston’s, cover wide, in a striking resemblance to the infamous Kim Kardashian West cry-face meme. It’s an obscene yet sadly fitting image, because, even 11 years after Aniston’s split from Pitt, people still define Aniston by her marriage to him. As Taylor Swift said of her feud with Kanye West, Aniston would likely “very much like to be excluded from this narrative.” And it’s about time she should be.

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'Rivalry'

Brangelina is over: can we kill Team Jolie v Team Jen feud, too?
Arwa Mahdawi (The Guardian, 21/09/2016)
It’s Tuesday afternoon and the current status of the internet is “hyperventilating”. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are filing for divorce. Yep, Brangelina is over and people are going brananas – but the spotlight isn’t Brad or Angie or even Shiloh. No, it’s on Jennifer Aniston. Again.
It’s been 11 years since the two split, and yet the Brangelina breakup has caused ripple effects all over social media, with memes and gifs of an ecstatic Aniston flooding Twitter and Facebook. Offline there is similar excitement. Hairdressers are full of women demanding “a Rachel” to pledge solidarity for Jen. Offices are empty as people run out to try and find that Team Jolie shirt they’re pretty sure is still in their closet. In lower Manhattan I observed one woman sobbing outside Goodwill. “I knew I shouldn’t have donated my Team Jolie shirt away” last year she said, between tears.

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UN Summit

This Angelina Jolie Criticism Might Be The Most Unfair Yet
Eleanor Goldberg (The Huffington Post, 22/09/2016)
On Tuesday, when news broke that Hollywood power couple “Brangelina” were divorcing, the internet was quick to demonize Angelina Jolie for a variety of ridiculous reasons.
Some critics slammed the actress, probably one of the most well-known humanitarians in the world, for the poor timing of the announcement. People on social media accused her of essentially sabotaging a United Nations refugee summit, which was underway when the news broke.
The U.N.’s 71st General Assembly, which officially kicked off on Sept. 13, is particularly significant this year. It’s the first-ever U.N. summit dedicated to migrants and refugees, an issue that’s at the center of Jolie’s activism work
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Acteurism

The End of Brangelina and the Rise of Acteurism
Richard Brody (The New Yorker, 20/09/2016)
What goes on between actors in their private lives is really none of our business, but the movies that they make are our business and our pleasure, which is why my first thought upon hearing that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt was, I guess there won’t be a sequel to “By the Sea.” In that movie, Jolie played Vanessa Bertrand, a former dancer, and Pitt was Roland Bertrand, a blocked writer, and they brought something more than chemistry to their performances—they displayed sufficient mutual confidence to give free rein to the couple’s pent-up hatred. It’s not that I think Jolie incapable of directing another film in the absence of Pitt (for that matter, maybe the divorce won’t prevent them from working together) but that movie conjured an air of the intimate projections of a power couple, which proved particularly artistically productive.
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"23 September 2016 - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce: Sexism in Hollywood", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2016. Consulté le 26/08/2019. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2016/23-september-2016-angelina-jolie-and-brad-pitt-divorce-sexism-in-hollywood